Bel-Air Film Festival Runs October 12-17

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Thu, 09/29/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The fourth annual Bel-Air Film Festival which runs from October 12th to October 17th has announced its line-up for the event that will be taking place at the Skirball Cultural Center the Luxe Sunset Hotel and the UCLA James Bridges Theatre. The festival begins with the Opening Night Red Carpet Gala held at the Skirball Cultural Center. This evening includes honoring writing partners Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz (Happy Days Splash A League of Their Own) producer Bob Yari (Crash The Illusionist) and actor Victor Alfieri (Angels and Demons Southland Persons Unknown) and a World Premiere screening of the feature film My Father’s Will written and directed by Fraydun Manocherian. There will also be a live musical performance by Chris Mann who has performed at the Sundance Film Festival the pre-Oscars Young Hollywood Party the American Film Institute Awards and with David Foster and Katharine McPhee at the Horatio Alger Awards. In addition Mann is a principle voice on the hit television show Glee and the accompanying soundtracks. An opening night poker fundraiser will benefit the Bel-Air Film and Arts non-profit organization raise funds for film students attending the USC School of Cinematic Arts Long Beach State University and the New York Film Academy. The event will be hosted by Academy-Award nominee Don Cheadle (Crash Traffic Hotel Rwanda) Kathy Najimy (King of the Hill) and Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Dumb and Dumberer). This year the Bel-Air Film Festival will be screening 36 films which includes 23 World Premieres and 6 Los Angeles Premieres. Short films and Student Shorts will also be screened. Screenings will be held at the Luxe Sunset Hotel and the UCLA James Bridges Theater. The festival includes a series of after parties which will take place each evening. Tickets are on-sale now at